Beads of Courage (2011)


Here is another lidded vessel I created for donation in 2011, for the Beads of Courage program. Made from Walnut and decorated on the lid by “branding” a pattern and dying black.

The Beads of Courage program is for children undergoing treatments to save their lives.  For each treatment they receive a bead for a necklace.  Some of the children have tubs of these beads after years of treatments.  This aspect of the program has wood turners creating wood boxes (lidded containers) to donate so that the children would have a place to store their most treasured beads.  Every year, at the SWAT Symposium the number of donated boxes grows.  In 2012 there were 109 lidded boxes donated!!!